Stop Unocal's Atrocities Against the People and Rainforests
The Unocal Oil Corporation is involved in a natural gas venture with
one of the world's most brutal and repressive military regimes,
Burma's State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC). SLORC
has received the strongest condemnations from the US Congress,
the US State Department, the European Parliament, the United Nations
Human Rights Commission, the International Labor Organization,
Amnesty International, and ten Nobel Peace Laureates. Foreign
oil corporations provide one of the largest sources of revenue
to the SLORC regime, helping them keep their reign of terror.
The gas pipeline will run undersea for 218 miles, and 41 miles
across southern Burma's Tenasserim division to Thailand. A second
consortium of Unocal, Mitsui of Japan and Total have signed a
Memorandum of Understanding with SLORC to be the joint venture
partners in the "Three-In One" project. This project consists
of building an offshoot pipeline to Rangoon-- connecting it to
a power plant--and building a power plant and urea fertilizer
plant near Rangoon.
The gas pipeline
will go through a variety of ecosystems including dense tropical
forest, disrupting the habitat of rare animals such as tigers,
rhinos and elephants. The pipeline area is inhabited by the Karen,
Mon and Tavoy peoples who have partial control of the region.
This venture is currently linked to forced village relocation,
the forced labor of tens of thousands of local inhabitants, and
fatalities at the hands of the SLORC troops. This entire region
is a war zone due to the ethnic peoples' need to defend themselves
against SLORC attacks, making the region highly unstable.
joining activist groups around the world in working to expose
Unocal's abuses of human rights and the environment, and force
Unocal to join Heineken, Texaco, Arco, Apple Computer, Disney,
Eastman Kodak, Hewlett-Packard, Levi-Strauss &Co., PepsiCo,
and many other companies who have pulled of Burma!
What You Can Do:
1) Write to Unocal. Click here for a sample
2) Join Wetlands for demonstrations, forums, and other educational
events and actions in our campaign agianst Unocal. Call us at
(212) 966-4831 for details.
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